Sep 1, 2015

Honey-Balsamic Glazed Chicken


HONEY BALSAMIC CHICKEN

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. olive oil
4 (4oz) boneless skinless chicken breast halves***
6 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
6 tbsp. honey

Combine first three ingredients*; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.  Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chicken; cook 4-6 minutes on each side, or until chicken is done.  Do not overcook, otherwise chicken breast will be dry and not juicy.  Transfer chicken to platter; keep warm.

Reduce heat to medium-low; add vinegar and honey to pan**.  Simmer 1-3 minutes until glaze thickens; stir constantly.  Glaze will thicken more once cooled.  Add chicken to pan and stir to coat.

Excellent served over rice and drizzled with glaze.

*There is really no need to measure and combine spices.  Just sprinkle on both sides of chicken.  Alternatives:  Garlic powder, Italian spices.

**Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to glaze for a bit of a bite.

***I cut my chicken into one inch strips and then cooked them.

5 comments:

gominam said...

That looks so yummy! I'm about to sleep and you made me think of food,haha.

mbroider said...

Wow Meari, you are one person who i see is steadfastly stitching and blogging and organizing and all that. Keep it up:)

Donna Pheneger said...

This sounds delish! Will write it down for future dinners! Thank you!

Robin said...

Meari, thank you for sharing your recipe.

Robin in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Hi Meari,

This sounds yummy & very quick & easy. I will have to try this soon!

Thanks,
Pam in PA